Tuesday, October 3, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET
$20 for WMG members, $25 for non-members
Location: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway (between 55th & 56th Streets), Cerf-Lane Room
5:30 - 6:30 Wine, cheese & networking
6:30 - 7:30 Program
Come hear a power panel of Latina master storytellers at this unforgettable in-person event for Hispanic Heritage Month. These award-winning authors, agents, editors, podcasters, and journalists will talk about their work and how they came to share their stories with the world. Each of these fabulous trailblazers has taken the time to consistently amplify marginalized voices throughout their careers, and they are role models for how you can uplift others on your journey. Their courage, strength, and creativity will inspire you to claim your voice and harness your narrative power to tell your story.
This special evening includes time for networking. Refreshments will be served. WMG members and non-members are welcome.
Meet the panelists:
Grace Bastidas is the Editor-in-Chief of Parents. A bilingual New Yorker raising two daughters, she also hosts the podcast That New Mom Life. Before her current role, she was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Parents Latina, a multicultural brand reaching Latinx parents and caregivers across the country. She was also Deputy Editor at Latina Media Ventures. Grace regularly shares her expertise on shows like Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and Live with Kelly and Mark. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and New York, and has always been passionate about giving voice to underrepresented communities. Grace is proud to serve as an ambassador for the Good+ Foundation, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of family poverty.
Adriana Domínguez is a Senior Agent at Aevitas Creative Management. She represents award-winning illustrators including John Parra, a New York Times Best Illustrator and recipient of three Pura Belpré Honors, Caldecott Honor recipient Janelle Washington, Kirkus Prize finalist Jacqueline Alcántara, and Orbis Pictus Honor recipient Juliet Menéndez. Her author list includes NAACP Image Award winner Katheryn Russell Brown, Pura Belpré Honor recipient Angela Cervantes and Pulitzer and Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. Adriana has wide-ranging experience in publishing; she began her editorial career at Scholastic in the 1990s, served as Children’s Reviews Editor at Críticas Magazine (Library Journal), and as Executive Editor at HarperCollins, where she led the children’s division of the Latinx-focused Rayo imprint. She was on the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council and on the Children's Programming Committee and was a proud co-founder of the Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference which operated for five years. She is currently a Board member of the Latinx in Kidlit Book Festival and a member of Las Comadres para Las Américas and SCBWI. Adriana has a long trajectory of supporting authors and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds and always welcomes submissions that offer a diverse point of view.
Michelle Herrera Mulligan is a writer, editor, and public speaker dedicated to bringing underrepresented voices to light. She currently works as an executive editor at Atria Books. Michelle is an award-winning writer whose essays and articles have reached more than 30 million people online, in publications including Cosmopolitan, Billboard, The New York Times magazine and Elle.com. She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo For Latinas magazine, where she built a community that consistently reached two to three million readers per month online and more than 100,000 on the newsstand. She feels especially inspired to work on projects focused on owning one's voice and building a dream, which she spoke about at a TEDx conference hosted at Barnard College titled “Dream Wild.” Her own voice has also been groundbreaking in the young Latinx market. Her award-winning essays in the anthologies Border-Line Personalities and Count on Me have been course-adopted at more than 20 universities across the country ranging from Yale to Florida International University. At Atria, Michelle has published several award-winners and bestsellers, including Maria Hinojosa's Once I Was You, Vanessa and Xander Marin's Sex Talks, Danny Trejo's Trejo, and Rob Kenner's The Marathon Don't Stop. In 2020, Latino Leaders magazine named her one of the 100 most influential Latinas in America.
Emma Otheguy is an award-winning author of several books for children, including the picture books A Sled for Gabo and Martina Has Too Many Tías, the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom, and the middle-grade novels Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene and Silver Meadows Summer.
Jeanine Ramirez is an award-winning journalist, media consultant and podcast co-host. She provided news coverage as an anchor and reporter in New York City for more than two decades, spending much of her career at NY1 News. In 2002, Jeanine had the honor of marching as one of the Grand Marshals in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade up Fifth Avenue. She was listed among the most powerful 100 people in Brooklyn by City & State in both 2019 and 2020. Jeanine also received numerous recognitions for her work, including 5 Emmy nominations and awards from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, New York Press Club, El Diario/La Prensa as well as honors from elected officials, schools, organized labor and community groups. She is a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was the co-host of a syndicated TV show called “Colores del Barrio” during her time in Texas. In 2021, Jeanine founded a media consulting company in NYC. She co-hosts “The 5 Of Us” podcast and is working on a book project.
This is a ⚡️️️WMG Power Hour️⚡️️ event! WMG Power Hours are part of a series of events focused on diversity and inclusion that will help members learn more about our diversified society and enhance our abilities to be supportive women, colleagues, citizens, and allies.
Profit from this event supports the Women's Media Group Educational Foundation.